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Cramp-ball fungus weevil - Platyrhinus resinosus <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93470/cramp-ball_fungus_weevil_-_platyrhinus_resinosus.html" title="Cramp-ball fungus weevil - Platyrhinus resinosus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1332/93470_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1605744010&Signature=nCbCKrtk7a8Tj25lLauXHy%2BPfVo%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Cramp-ball fungus weevil - Platyrhinus resinosus https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93469/cramp-ball_fungus_weevil_-_platyrhinus_resinosus.html<br />
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  1. That is one seriously cool beetle! Through all kinds of optical illusions, it appears a lot more bumpy than it really is. And that scissor-like mouth, how awesome! Posted 5 months ago
    1. This really is a small beetle with impressive decoration! At first, I thought it was a piece of tree bark, but then I saw that it was moving! It does not seem to be common. Posted 5 months ago
      1. It's seriously one of the coolest beetles I've seen yet, and that includes tropical ones. Posted 5 months ago
  2. Awesome Jivko. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you, Paul! Posted 5 months ago
  3. Beautiful beetle and shot! Thanks for sharing Jivko :o) Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you, Arp! Posted 5 months ago
  4. Curious and wonderful little find. The weevil group surely does produce some fascinating looking characters. These three shots really give us a good all round detail, thank you. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you, Ruth! I was very excited when I saw it. Strange little creature. Posted 5 months ago
  5. That is seriously cute, nice find Jivko! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks, Claire! Posted 5 months ago
  6. What an incredible beetle! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you, Christine! Posted 5 months ago
  7. Fantastic, Jivko, what a stunning weevil! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you, Felix! Posted 5 months ago
  8. Today's Facebook post:

    Whether you think it resembles tree bark or bird poop, one thing is for sure—the cramp-ball fungus weevil (Platyrhinus resinosus) is strikingly cryptic and beautiful!! These weevils live across Europe, and the larvae develop inside a fungus known as cramp balls (Daldinia concentrica), aka King Alfred's Cakes. {Spotted in Bulgaria by JungleDragon moderator, Jivko Nakev} #JungleDragon #Platyrhinusresinosus #weevil

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife/
    Posted 5 months ago
  9. What a fantastitical looking beast Jivko - Magic!! Posted 5 months ago
    1. It's really fantastic! Fungus weevils - they all are very cute. In this family, we have here members of 3 genera and they all look incredible!
      https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/coleoptera/anthribidae
      Posted 5 months ago
      1. Thank you, fascinating Jivko! Posted 5 months ago
  10. Amazing species,never seen before. Posted 5 months ago

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Platyrhinus resinosus (Scopoli, 1763) is a weevil of Anthribidae family. This large and distinctive weevil might only be confused with the similarly large Platystomos albinus but is readily distinguished by the presence of an incomplete transverse sub-basal pronotal keel, with a little experience both are immediately recognized. 7-15mm.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Apr 30, 2020. Captured Apr 30, 2020 17:54 in pl. "Nezavisimost", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/80s
  • ISO2000
  • 70mm